Al Franken was joking at a steak dinner in Iowa.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Iowa’s top elected Democrats struck an urgent tone Sunday on what they said is the need to pass health care reforms.That Franken guy is a real card. And he is exactly why so many fear a government takeover of health care. The fear the government will use its powers to DICTATE how Americans should live their lives in order to lower health care costs.
The issue dominated speeches at U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s 32nd annual steak fry fundraiser, as Democrats who control Congress attempt to pass a health care reform package this year.
Franken, who keynoted the event, provided some of the humor he was known for during his stint on “Saturday Night Live” as he talked about health care.
“Of course, one way nutritionists tell us we could prevent disease is if we ate less charcoal-grilled, marbled red meat,” Franken joked to the crowd, who had just dined on steak dinners.
What I have seen is people becoming Health Nazis based on dislike for those living beyond the bounds of accepted risk. We already see that with smoking without people realizing that tobacco is an anti-depressant favored by schizophrenics. You can look it up.
What happens when government outlaws butter because it is bad for you and then ooops it finds out that butter is better than margarine. (I never stopped eating butter. I hated the taste of margarine.) We don't know as much as we think we do. It will not stop Congress from passing laws. It never has.
Take addiction which the NIDA says is in part (50%) genetic in origin. Have the law makers adjusted their laws accordingly? Don't hold your breath. Heh.